Groups protest at Canton Nissan plant – WJTV

JACKSON, Miss. –Students and Labor rights teams protested the disorders at the Canton Nissan plant today.

And WJTV’s Lucy Dieckhaus was there to hear why they were calling for change.

More compared to a dozen people chanted in front of Nissan and also marched On the subject of business grounds after they point out staff members are being intimidated not to unionize. They additionally point out the staff members there face lots of unfair functioning conditions.

They desired Nissan to hear their message loud and clear.

Students from Tougaloo College, the University of Mississippi, and Jackson Say University along along with a man that traveled every one of the means from Brand-new York to protest says while Nissan has actually devoted workers, they aren’t being treated well.

They pointed out that Nissan has actually staff members who’ve unionized in others countries, so they are asking why not below in Mississippi? And now they’re saying sufficient is enough.

” It is essential that we stand up. It is essential that we make a stand. It is critical,” said Michel’le Wheatley.

“They established shop in the south, and a majority of these staff members are minorities, yet after that they place in so a lot cash and initiative in pushing down the workers,” said Briana Cartwright.

Now we additionally reached out to Nissan, and they issued this statement.

“At Nissan, the decision to sign up with – or not to sign up with – a union is entirely up to the employee. We sustain per employee’s ideal to go for that represents them, and in Canton, there’s never ever been adequate interest to delivering it to a vote. Nissan continues to give several of the highest paying manufacturing jobs locally and in Mississippi, tough benefits, a functioning feel that exceeds industry standards and an open dialogue based On the subject of transparency and mutual respect.”